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Public Violence, the Pillory and Mobile Phones.

A terrible story appeared in the news this week and it chimed with many of the things I’ve been reading for my PhD. In Telford, a man had been seen on top of a car park in a state of clear distress. 1,259 more words

Revisited Myth # 34: Colonial women were put in the pillory for the crime of showing their ankles.

While there have been many instances throughout history when women didn’t bare their ankles, the colonial era was not one of them. “Skirt length,” says Linda Baumgarten, curator of textiles at Colonial Williamsburg, “was a matter of both fashion and occasion. 88 more words

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Pillory

After Rico’s fatal mistake in the live fire exercise, he is disgraced, relieved of squad command, and subject to corporal punishment. At the time of his punishment, the squads stand at attention around the square as Rico approaches the pillory at its center. 260 more words

Starship Troopers (1997)

For Rugby fans and language lovers - "plethora" and "pilloried" and "torpid"

If you love words and learning more about words – I encourage you to enjoy Rugby Union and take note of the words used.

I’m a Rugby-loving (League and Union) word nerd. 403 more words

What Happened on July 31st - To the Pillory Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe was nearly 60 when he began writing literature such as his fictional account of a shipwrecked sailor, The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, which was published in 1719.  285 more words

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